Long famous as a program giant, Google used a San Francisco media eventuality on Tuesday to make a vital lift into hardware.
Most notably, Google denounced a neat Pixel smartphone, a transparent opposition to Apple and a iPhone. The device is permitted for pre-order Tuesday, and starts during $649. Google also suggested new sum on a Echo-like orator Google Home, that launches for $129 this November.
For a relapse of Tuesday’s event, corkscrew for a live updates:
1:25 p.m.: So far, we have a new smartphone, intelligent speaker, Wi-Fi networking device, Chromecast and VR headset. That’s a flattering large lineup. Particularly with Pixel, Google is going after Apple in a smartphone market. The live eventuality is over. Thanks for fasten us.
1:20 p.m.: A new use called Actions on Google will let developers simply build facilities for Home. It focuses on Direct actions and Conversational actions. Direct actions concentration on elementary requests, that Conversational requires additional dialogue, such as requesting a float from Uber.
1:16 p.m.: Google Home will be permitted for $129, and embody YouTube Red giveaway for 6 months. It will be permitted in stores on Nov 4.
1:15 p.m.: Chromecast Audio plugged into your TV will work with Home to control your TV and speakers. Televisions from companies including Sony and LG will support this.
1:13 p.m.: Chandra says Netflix will shortly work with Home, where users can emanate voice commands like examination their favorite uncover or film on their TV.
1:11 p.m.: Google partnered with Nest, Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT and Philips to support intelligent home devices, tranquil by Home.
1:09 p.m.: Home offers a daily lecture for users, including trade alerts, reminders and more. A unequivocally cold function. It also works good in a kitchen, scheming selling lists and environment mixed timers.
1:06 p.m.: Chandra moves to seeking answers, where Assistant can find out a best answer to questions not directly permitted by Google, such as Wikipedia. Although this is a demo, a Assistant is unequivocally responsive.
1:03 p.m.: Rishi Chandra appears to flog off a Home demo. Every time a user makes a request, a LED lights blink and Home completes a request. For music, it works with YouTube Music, Spotify and Pandora, among others.
1:00 p.m.: And now it’s time to contend hello to Google Home, a company’s answer to Amazon Echo. It includes identical functions, including listening to music, seeking questions or creation requests of a Google Assistant, and determining inclination during home. The aspect has LEDS so users know it’s listening. It has a hold shade form submit during a top, too.
12:57 p.m.: Queiroz shifts to entertainment, phenomenon Chromecast Ultra, an expansion of a streaming media device. It supports 4K, and is 1.8 times faster to bucket content, he says. It also supports an ethernet connection. It launches in Nov for $69.
12:55 p.m.: Google Wi-Fi will also let users conduct entrance for kids, pausing connectors to Wi-Fi. Very cool. It ships in early December, costing $129 for a singular device, and $299 for a three-pack.
12:54 p.m.: Google’s Mario Queiroz takes over to speak about tech in a home. He discusses Google Wi-Fi, a complement for improving in-home Wi-Fi. It’s modular for a ideal fit in a user’s home. It includes network support to optimize a network behind a scenes.
12:52 p.m.: The headset and controller will go on sale in Nov for $79, says Bavor.
12:50 p.m.: Google Play movies, photos, YouTube and Street View will all work in Daydream. For YouTube, a whole library will be available. Google is operative with strange creators to get some-more 360 and VR-ready videos available.
12:48 p.m.: Google is partnering with Warner Bros. to broach a VR believe formed on a film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. It facilities players as a sorceress casting spells regulating a remote as a wand. Daydream will also embody training practice such as StarChart, that looks like a personal planetarium. Google says they’re also operative with Netflix and Hulu to move their libraries to a platform.
12:45 p.m.: The headset facilities a tiny controller identical to a remote with clickable touchpad during a tip and dual buttons. When users are finished with a remote, it fits orderly inside a headset. Although Pixel will be a initial Daydream prepared phone, other third-party inclination will work with a headset.
12:43 p.m.: Bavor says a VR headset was designed regulating fabrics such as ones used in jaunty wear so it’s breathable and comfortable. The headset will also fit good over eyeglasses. It facilities a fasten where users dump a phone in and tighten it to start regulating VR. The phone will bond automatically.
12:40 p.m.: Clay Bavor, who heads Google’s VR division, is adult next. He starts with Pixel, that will support Google’s VR height Daydream. Bavor moves on with “a opposite take on a headset,” called Daydream View. “We wanted to make something that’s gentle and unequivocally easy to use,” says Bavor.
12:37 p.m.: Ellis says Pixel will be permitted in dual sizes: 5-inch shade and 5.5-inch screen. It supports USB-C and is permitted in possibly 32 GB and 128 GB. It’s also in 3 colors: silver, black and blue. Pixel will be permitted exclusively on Verizon, though is also permitted as an unbarred option. It starts during $649. and permitted for pre-order today.
12:35 p.m.: More on Pixel, that will apparently support a Duo video job service, and adult to 7 hours of battery life with 15 mins of charging. Users get complement and confidence updates and shortly as they’re available. All updates download and implement in a background. Impressive. “Gone are a days of staring during a swell bar while watchful for updates to install,” says Google’s Sabrina Ellis.
12:32 p.m.: Pixel will also embody Google Photos built in, where users can store and classify photos. “We consider people are going to use this camera a lot,” says Rakowski. Everyone with a Pixel gets giveaway total storage for photos and video. They tighten out by saying users will never see a “storage full” summary iPhone users are approaching informed with. Google is clearly going after Apple with this phone.
12:28 p.m.: Rakowski shifts to a camera, claiming Pixel perceived a top rating from DxOMark Mobile, that rates a peculiarity of DSLR and smartphone cameras. Its rating is 89, compared to 86 for iPhone 7. Interestingly, didn’t see a two-camera iPhone 7 Plus included. The camera also support HDR+. Images looks unequivocally sharp.
12:26 p.m.: After texting his mother about where to eat, Assistant recognizes a grill in content and provides associated apps such as Maps. It also works with third-party apps including OpenTable for reservations. A unequivocally seamless process.
12:24 p.m.: Rakowski looks adult sum on tickets from The Lumineers, afterwards seeks out their latest song by YouTube. Rakowski says it will lift adult a suitable app formed on that one we use many often.
12:23 p.m.: Google’s Brian Rakowski leads program product government for Pixel, and is adult subsequent to share some-more on Google’s new smartphone. Assistant includes Pixel built in, permitted by a Home button. So far, Assistant appears discerning to respond.
12:22 p.m.: The Pixel is neat and shiny, featuring a discriminating aluminum case. “And there’s no unsightly camera bump,” says Osterloh. Someone get Apple a bake cream.
12:19 p.m.: Osterloh says a idea is to uncover a unequivocally best of Google by hardware, commencement with smartphones. Osterloh introduces a Pixel. Then again, we already knew this yesterday.
12:15 p.m.: Pichai says a priority is to get a Assistant in front of as many people as possible, starting with Google’s messaging app Allo. Pichai says Assistant will seem on dual new hardware platforms: smartphones and a home. Rick Osterloh appears to start with a hardware talk.
12:14 p.m.: For content to speech, low training allows for digital assistants that sound some-more like tellurian beings and reduction robotic. Pichai imagines partner apropos so good they can commend tension in users’ voices.
12:11 p.m.: Pichai shares examples of how appurtenance training and AI work together, starting with Photos to brand what appears in users’ images. The AI can commend some-more fact in photos to give some-more specific captions. Another example: appurtenance translation. Pichai says they’ve only deliver low training denunciation interpretation coming a turn of humans.
12:08 p.m.: Pichai says a idea with Assistant is to give users their possess particular Google. Pichai says Google’s believe graph has over 70 billion facts, while healthy denunciation estimate allows a Assistant to hear and respond as if it’s partial of bland conversation.
12:05 p.m.: Pichai discusses a change in computing from desktops to mobile inclination to “an AI initial world.” He says computing will be “universally available” and wherever a user wants it. “We’re unequivocally vehement about this change and we’ve been operative tough toward this shift,” says Pichai.
12:01 p.m. ET: It starts with a shave featuring a actors from HBO uncover Silicon Valley articulate about a Tuesday event. And now we conduct into a montage apportionment of a event, featuring a Google Search shade flashing opposite names before discussion from Google’s digital Assistant. CEO Sundar Pichai takes a stage.
As for what to expect, Google will many approaching betray dual smartphones, a Pixel and Pixel XL. Both inclination were leaked Monday by a U.K.-based retailer.
Google competence also exhibit some-more sum about Google Home, a home orator identical to Amazon’s Echo that will precedence a company’s hunt engine to let users perform tasks such as hunt moody information or find sports and continue updates. The orator was suggested during Google’s I/O developers discussion in May.
Google might also offer a look during a destiny of Android with a Andromeda handling system, approaching to run on both desktop and mobile devices.
We could learn some-more about Daydream VR, that is Google’s practical existence platform. According to Variety, Google is approaching to announce a new VR headset labelled as small as $79.
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